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Friday Spring Conference Sessions 10:30 - 11:45 AM
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Please note: sessions may be subject to change.


Friday, March 15, 10:30 – 11:45am Concurrent Sessions


Oral Health: A Challenge in Assisted Living


Angie Stone; President; HyLife Oral Health Alliance; Edgerton, WI

In the world of assisted living, many services are provided on site. Oral health is one area that is often not on the radar. Issues of the mouth are easy to put on the back burner in lieu of addressing situations that appear more pressing. Everything in the mouth is fine - until it isn't. By then, big problems have likely developed that are difficult to deal with at best. Care teams, administrations, and families alike scramble to find a way to resolve the issue. This session will discuss what care communities can do to limit dental disease in their residents.


Innovations in Healthcare


Jaime Schwingel; VP of Quality & Clinical Operations; Heritage Senior Living; West Allis, WI

The senior living industry is changing from a social model to a medical model, shifting its focus to fall more heavily on clinical standards, medical needs, and delivery of care. Schwingel will cover how to improve overall quality of care through technology and applications, partnerships, and a restructuring of care models. Equipped with these tools, you'll be able to provide care more strategically while setting yourself apart as an expert in the assisted living industry.


Onboarding and Orientation - Strategies for Success


Brandi Davis; Owner; B. Davis Directions; Windsor, WI

Many organizations mistakenly use the terms "onboarding" and "orientation" interchangeably. Orientation is an event while onboarding is a process. Orientation is necessary to familiarize an employee with a company's mission and culture, while the onboarding process creates engagement and buy-in to the employee's role within the company. This session will discuss the differences between the two and provide you with strategies and action items you can incorporate into your program that will lead to staff retention.


Transitions of Care


Sue Moser; Social Worker; Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of WI; Milwaukee, WI

Pamela Preston; Adminstrator; Silverado Senior Living; Brookfield, WI

Shelley Hart; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Community Memorial Hospital; Menomonee Falls, WI

LeeAnn Lathrop; Social Worker; Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of WI

Ilness and injury which results in a hospitalization is always challenging for a person. When a person goes from Assisted Living to hospital and returns, what are the factors that enhance a successful outcome? What factors impede a smooth transition? What does person centered care look like in both settings? This workshop will discuss factors leading to smoother, more effective transitions of care.


Don't Get Loss In the Clouds - Home Based Technology


Warren Scurlock; Wisconsin Program Development Manager; Connect America - Health Care Division; Milwaukee, WI

Advancements in technology are supporting healthcare providers with improved outcomes and operations efficiencies, especially for those involved in senior living and senior housing. The first step is developing a well-thought-out plan with a focused goal to support your mission. This presentation will explore types of technology available (from replacing pull cords with wireless pendants to reporting home data collection directly to EHS), the impact of the proper application, and guidelines for developing a technology plan. You'll learn how to establish a plan that follows your organization's mission in line with CMS rules and regulations, as well as requirements that focus on a patient-centered, data-driven, outcome-oriented process using data collection methods to build the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS).


The Importance of a Company-Wide Falls Management Program


JoAnne Carlin; Vice President of Clinical Risk Services; Willis Towers Watson; Brookfield, WI

This session will review the necessity of a falls management program and the difference between a company-wide program and approaches solely focused on individual residents. Assessments and interventions for both aspects of falls management in the senior living community will be shared and discussed.


Engineering Accuracy: A Fresh Look at Preventing Medication Errors


Patrice Johnson; Medication Management Partners; Crestwood, IL

Lisa Ohara; Owner; Comprehensive Therapy Specialists; Noblesville, IN

Managing Risk while meeting market demands, resident needs, technology changes, and employee turnover can be overwhelming. This presentation will provide new strategies for identifying,managing, and preventing medication errors, that provide a positive and sustainable impact on accuracy and a culture of honesty and accountability.


Developing a Behavioral Service Plan


Steve Campbell; Owner; Campbell Family Homes, LLC; Viroqua, WI

This session will help you gain the basic knowledge necessary to serve the mental health population. Our discussion will include development of  behavior support plans that meet the goals of your residents and how to incorporate them with their individual service plans.

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